You know the saying, “If it’s too good to be true…” It’s almost not worth finishing because fortunes are made and lost even though everyone knows the phrase. They think they see something “different” than the other guy, or that it’s a “can’t miss” opportunity—until it isn’t—like some cryptocurrency bankruptcy. I know fortunes are made and lost like clockwork. It’s why I want you to harness the power of time in your life.
How do you do that? Well, you can start with good habits. Habits that you can grow with and that aren’t too hard to do on a consistent basis. There’s nothing more frustrating than getting motivated to make changes in your life only to see them fall by the wayside when the motivation subsides. I want you to focus on habits that are easily repeatable, like a PGA pro’s golf swing. Just smooth like butter without much effort.
How do you do that? You know what part of your life you want to improve. You really have all the time in the world to make changes—slow and steady ones so you don’t lose your motivation. Slow and steady is magical in that it helps remove pressure. You can create massive change in your life by becoming a compounding machine. And I’m not talking about money.
Action Line: I was introduced to the late Stephen R. Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People years ago when one of my bosses wanted more out of me—hey, I’m Your Survival Guy, not Mr. Perfect. Then I read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and still never reached perfection. But that’s the point: We’re human. Starts and stops are part of life. How you move through them is up to you, not Your Survival Guy, but you never know where you can find motivation. Stick with me. I believe in you. I hope you do too. Let’s go.
Now you have The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Enjoy
- Be proactive
- Begin with the end in mind
- Put first things first
- Think win/win
- Seek to understand first, before making yourself understood
- Learn to synergize
- Sharpen the saw
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